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ONE SIZE FITS ALL TROCAR TIP PROTECTOR, MULTIPLE SNAPS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245415D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

In order to protect the trocar tip during handling and within the package during transit, a tip protector is often used. As trocars come in different diameters, there are different size tip protectors to accommodate them. Creating a one-sizefits- all tip protector would streamline the production process and eliminate the potential for component mix-up.

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ONE SIZE FITS ALL TROCAR TIP PROTECTOR, MULTIPLE SNAPS

SUMMARY

In order to protect the trocar tip during handling and within the package during transit, a tip protector is often used. As trocars come in different diameters, there are different size tip protectors to accommodate them. Creating a one-size- fits-all tip protector would streamline the production process and eliminate the potential for component mix-up.

DESCRIPTION

The tip protector below utilizes HDPE or similar hard plastic which the trocar sleeve and/or obturator would be placed. The trocar and obturator would be pressed into the appropriate size snap. The snaps below are colored for clarity. A sleeve/obturator that is 5mm in diameter (orange below) would not be as tall as the other (8mm blue, 11mm purple, 12mm green) size semi-circle enclosures. The semi-circle enclosure for the largest size diameter trocar (shown as 12mm below) would be stepped the furthest on the tip protector so not as to interfere with the smaller sizes.

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